This Sunday we return to the Gospel of Mark as we journey through Lent and Easter Seeing Easter Afresh, Mark 8: 22-38. Do join us at 9 am or 10.30 am in church. You can also join us as usual every Sunday at 10.30 am on our live stream. Just follow this link: https://www.christchurchware.co.uk/live-stream.html
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We have all been deeply saddened by the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine and believe that God is calling us to respond as the family of Christ Church. The UK government has set up a scheme to enable those escaping the war to come here and we want to welcome as many families into our community as possible. However to do this we need your practical help.
To enable us to do all that we can, Martin Rich has agreed to coordinate our response. As a first step, we need to know quickly who is able to help, and in what capacity. So, if you are willing to offer any form of help - be it accommodation, physical resources, prayer or practical support - please pledge your support by clicking on this link. to subscribe to a mailing list to keep updated and complete the simple form that will appear once you click “subscribe" to tell us what support you can offer. We will get back to you asap to coordinate and make it happen.
If you have any questions, please talk to Martin Rich or email email@example.com.
Our Legacy Project
Blessing others as we have been blessed
The people of Christ Church have always embraced opportunities to use our resources to reach out to others. The recent redevelopment of the office and the Church building was purposed to underpin this vision for a generation to come.
Continuing on this theme, the PCC has recommitted to complete the original objectives of the redevelopment project, and to raise the last of the funds needed to enable the Church to be “debt free”. Included as a key objective of the project is that 10% of all personal gifting for the redevelopment should be used to create lasting legacy projects which bless others.
The many relationships that Christ Church already enjoys will form the core of our focus to become recipients of our legacy funding - and projects that enable others to learn of God’s word, to grow in faith and to have a long lasting kingdom impact are our mission.
A huge thank you to all those of you have given over £1million towards the project, the last Gap is £150,000 that we would like to raise in this Easter season and if you would like to join in with thanks for all that God is doing through us the link is: https://www.christchurchware.co.uk/giving.html
If you would like more info on giving please do talk to Sam Rich our treasurer and for more information on the legacy project please do contact Steve Elliott (team leader) via the church office.
The Seven Service is on this Sunday 27th March. “Is there a conflict between celebrity culture and Christianity”.
We are very grateful that Martin has agreed to delay leaving us until 24th May. We have revised the job description and are readvertising for the position of Operations Manager – please do see the website for details. https://www.christchurchware.co.uk/latest-updates/job-opportunity-operations-manager
If you know anyone who would be interested or suitable do encourage them to talk to the wardens or John Hookway.
Swindon Male Voice Choir
An evening of music and song as the Swindon Male Voice Choir share songs from their wide repertoire interwoven with special guest performances. Saturday 2nd April 2022 7pm - 9:30pm Christ Church, Ware.
Doors open at 6.30pm and the concert starts at 7pm, lasting for approximately 2 hours with a 20-minute interval when tea, coffee and refreshments will be served.
Free entry with suggested donation of £10 (includes refreshments) if you are able.
New Wine 2022
We’re joining together with others from the church for week A: Saturday 23 July – Thursday 28 July 2022bookings are available here: https://www.new-wine.org/events/united22/ early bird is by the 6th of April.
A place of friendship and community, Just drop in for refreshment, a natter and a listening ear. Friday mornings, 10am – 12noon, in the Church
Things to look forward to…
Save the date, join in Easter café and craft in the church centre. The morning of Wednesday 6th April, more details to follow. Please get in touch if you have ideas or you'd like to be firstname.lastname@example.org
Palm Sunday Picnic – 10th April
Children's Church Palm Sunday family Picnic, for children and their families. Weather permitting, we will picnic on the school field, with indoor options available if necessary! No need to sign up, just turn up with your picnic. We really hope you can come!
We will be holding an adult baptism by immersion on the 24th of April, if you have not been baptised before and would like to consider this, please do contact John via the office.
Giving at Christ Church
All our ministries are generously supported by members of this church community. If you would like to join them in giving here is you can give by via bank transfer:
Account name: Christ Church Ware PCC Account Number: 00086783 Sort Code: 40 52 40
or see the website: https://www.christchurchware.co.uk/giving.html for more information.
God bless, John and the Christ Church Team
Office – 01920 487267 email@example.com www.christchurchware.co.uk